Can you believe I made this ramen easily and quickly with dollar store chicken ramen?! That is right! Talk about cooking for the pandemic. Everything I used is from my pantry and fridge that already existed except for the ramen that I picked up the last time I was at the dollar store and wanted some super easy noodly comfort food.
The only real prep you need is to make a soft boiled egg which I have been testing over and over again in my Instant Pot! I have yet to still perfect it but I am getting there. Make it the way you are most comfortable!
You will need: 1 large carton of chicken stock, 2 pkg cheap chicken ramen, 1-2 tsp soy sauce (check for seasoning), 2 tsp rice wine vinegar, 1/2 tsp raw garlic, 1 cup chopped mushrooms, 1 cup greens for wilting (spinach and arugula is what I used), soft boiled egg, drizzle sesame oil. Add some chili oil if you can handle the heat! I almost did by accident, LOL.
Warm up chicken stock in medium sauce pan.
Add soy sauce (less is more at this point) and rice vinegar.
I added pre-minced garlic from a bottle but you can use fresh. This really boosts the flavour.
Get out your ramen!
Cook ramen in large sauce pan according to directions with 1 package of the powdered ramen stock that comes with the packaging. This will season and flavour the noodles.
Put chopped mushrooms and greens into a deep bowl.
Add some ramen noodles, broth and 1 halved soft boiled egg per bowl.
Drizzle with sesame oil and chili oil if you like it spicy. Check for seasoning. If not salty enough either add soy sauce or sprinkle with extra package of ramen seasoning.
Here comes the fun part!!!
The noodles AND the slurping! Very delicious and not bad for just a few bucks and not being a ramen master. Grated fresh ginger would have also been delicious but I did not have any.
Feel free to make this recipe your own with what you have. Pandemic cooking is all about making the most of what you already have and I have to say, this dish rocked! It was perfect comfort food for this foodie.
It was also super exciting to get out my copper pots again! Funny during this time of extreme uncertainty I am finding such comfort being back in the kitchen. We all need a happy place, don’t we? I hope you are finding yours too.